Jerusalem, Israel -Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has a “noose tightening” around his neck and is in a “brotherhood being led to the gallows”, Israeli newspapers said, after the publication of a report into his conduct of the Lebanon war.Join our WhatsApp group
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Israeli media predicted on Tuesday a “political earthquake” that would force Olmert and Defence Minister Amir Peretz to resign following the damning report’s release on Monday.
“Never have such harsh things been written about a prime minister as there were in the Winograd report,” the Yedioth Ahronoth daily said of the findings of the government-appointed commission of inquiry headed by former judge Eliyahu Winograd.
“Olmert’s people know the bitter truth: he can’t remain prime minister after such a report,” said the daily Maariv. [AP]